Smack Dab

The Team Save Janet Report is Out! #TSJ #birthday

Renovation Day 20. A well deserved day off for Randy and a full day with Janet for me.

The plan going into today was for a group outing to an apple orchard and pumpkin patch this morning but the weather didn’t cooperate so Jess had Janet helping her in the kitchen. When I arrived, Janet was mixing the ingredients for some sugar cookies after already helping to make soup. Grating carrots is not easy for anyone and Janet got a real good arm workout doing that. Having reached her limit we went off and had a Skype chat with Mary/Gaga and that perked Janet back up. We were excited to learn that Mary/Gaga and Keith are going on a mini cruise to the Bahamas next week. Bon Voyage!

In an effort to get Janet’s energy level up a little I convinced her to go to the gym for a little Shuttle exercise. Not expecting much from her Botox-less legs she shocked me by getting thirteen inches of extension on her first set. That’s the most ever and I’ve no idea where it came from. Suzanne surprised us with a visit towards the end of the session and was able to see Janet in action. Quite a change since the summer when we last saw Suzanne. It was nice to chat and get caught up with her.

After lunch Janet agreed to Skype with Heather and for some reason thought something was wrong with Heather as soon as she saw her. All is well and we aren’t sure what Janet saw or felt there. Our evening plan was to meet Courtney for a belated birthday dinner so Janet had a little rest time before we left Connect for that. While she rested I watched a little football and later noted that with Janet picking all the games this week she so far only has two wrong. Nice work!

We met Courtney at Smack Dab and enjoyed a very nice dinner and conversation with her. Janet impressed us by how much she ate and shocked us by how much she drank. We shared a nice bottle of La Frenz Viognier and Janet had almost two whole glasses, chugging the last ounce in fear that I would take it from her. Funny and a little scary. Janet said afterwards that the evening with Courtney was fun and the highlight of the day.

It was kind of late again when we got back to Connect so it was pretty much take the meds and get ready for bed. Praying for a night of deep and healing sleep that brings lots of energy and strength for tomorrow.

The Team Save Janet Report is Out! #TSJ #smackdab #sunshine #okanagan

Today was another glorious summer day in the Okanagan and Janet was able to enjoy it to the fullest. Annette brought lunch for her and Janet to Connect and they enjoyed eating that outside before going for a little walk around the neighborhood. As instructed Janet went for a nap around two and when I arrived in her room at 3:30 she woke up briefly, asked if I wanted her to get up, then went right back to sleep when I said no. It was 4:15 before she opened her eyes and it took a little while for the cobwebs to clear. As soon as they did, we had a great evening.

Annette had offered to take us out for dinner and with such beautiful weather we couldn’t think of a better place than Smack Dab. We were not disappointed as we got a table outside, right on the lake with good wine, good food and good conversation. A very nice evening and Janet ate and drank everything put in front of her.


I think she paid the price for eating a big meal as when she was in the Standing Frame tonight she complained of a side ache. Her complaint was consistent enough that I shortened her session by ten minutes and she was fine after being able to sit in her chair for a bit. We got back kinda late so the Standing Frame was all she did tonight and she promised to work hard tomorrow.

Plans for the move are starting to come together and today I found somewhere to stay that’s really close to Janet while I’m homeless. I can’t take the dog though so if anyone is willing to own Nash for five days or so let me know, otherwise I’ve no problem putting him in the kennel. He’s well looked after there.

Jess mentioned to me today that she’s having a bit of a challenge with Janet on Tuesdays in that she’s often pretty tired. It could be from getting back to Connect late Monday nights so I’m going to try bringing her back for dinner for the next two weekends and see how that goes. I’ve noticed her strength is not the same Mondays or Tuesdays so I believe we need to change the routine a little so Janet can take full advantage of her time at Connect.

Janet had a good couple of days with Annette around and we wish her a safe trip back to Vancouver tomorrow. Praying for a day of significant progress tomorrow.